Drawing on her experience as both a parent of a son with autism, as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Mary Lynch Barbera will provide listeners with information to help children with autism learn language and other important skills. Mary will highlight strategies from her book: The Verbal Behavior Approach: How to Teach Children with Autism and Related Disorders, and provide guidance using the scientifically proven strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specifically utilizing B.F. Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior.
Britt and Jackie will go over everything occupational therapy has to offer children with autism and how parents can incorporate sensory activities into their child’s day whether they’re at home, school, or in the community. Working together with a child’s parents, OT, PT, etc., is a very important element. This mother and occupational therapist team promotes constant communication. They’ll also explain benefits of combining yoga with OT, Applied Behavior Analysis, and other treatments, such as aquatic therapy. Guest OTs will include Dr. Angela N.
Stewart: Kendal Stewart, MD & Lisa Hunter Ryden: The Parent and Physician Partnership for Healing our Children
This will be the first radio show to feature the parent and physician team approach to healing and recovery of an autistic child. Dr. Stewart and Lisa will discuss the importance of integrating a Coordinated Care Model, which uses evidence based medical treatments, a parent and professional team approach, and open communication as a means of recovering a child from autism.
Features engaging interviews with doctors, researchers, and parents offering the timeliest insights to helpful biomedical treatments. Programs alternate between doctors and researchers presenting treatments followed by a program where parents and patients report their experience.
This program is about health and well-being with a particular focus on how food and your environment can impact health, behavior, cognitive and learning abilities and your emotions. Topics covered include food allergies, celiac disease, food additives, preservatives, chemicals, environmental issues, the rotation diet, the gluten-free/casein-free diet, how to reduce the chances of developing new allergies, other special diets that can improve health, greening your house, safer products, getting your children to eat healthier, and much more.